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FOX News
Mar 17, 2011 9:00am EDT
, this time at reactor number 4. martha: the u.s. officials say the next 28-48 hours are critical in stopping and cooling down what's going on inside these reactors. if it doesn't happen, this area could be deadly for many years to come. good morning julian. tell me what the latest is from where you are. >> reporter: i think have much the efforts today to put cold water on the reactors has failed. the helicopters have only marginally put as much water as they wanted to on the reactors. it doesn't seem to be having a regular effect. all hopes rest with the crews trying to link up the electricity line back into the plant that will then allow them to restart the generators which automatically pump cold water onto these heated up reactors and bring temperatures down. all other efforts seem to have failed. the attempt to use fire engines to pump cold water on the reactors has failed. they are look at a single solution now. martha: it sounds like it's up to these people known as the fukushima 50, 180 workers rotating in and out of the plant to limit their own exposure to the radiation. what a coura
FOX News
Mar 18, 2011 9:00am EDT
coast, hawaii, alaska, or u.s. territories in the pacific. rick: officials in japan are calling it a race against time. we have video for you of water being dropped into the overheating reactors at the fukushima plant. this is something that has not proven successful in the past. japan is raising the severity of the situation from a 4 to a 5. the government is acknowledging that it was overwhelmed and continues to be overwhelmed by the situation. gavin blair is on the phone from japan. i understand you are traveling to sendai, which is one of the areas hardest hit by this catastrophy. >> reporter: we just popped through the u.s. exclusion zone or the japanese he can collusion zone. it has been reclassified up to a 5. the chopper missions to drop water has had minimal effect on cool the plant. they tried hosing the plant with fire engines. but apparently the fire truck hoses couldn't reach the plant. however, having said that, the levels of radiation in tokyo have returned to normal. apparently the italian embassy found that levels of radiation were a fifth of what they were in r
FOX News
Mar 21, 2011 9:00am EDT
. this is overnight videotape from the u.s. navy, a u.s. coalition launching two nights of punishing air attacks targeting mommar gadhafi's forces, b52 bombers, jet fighters, more than 120 tom hawk cruise missiles, scattering progovernment forces on the ground in libya, the long time leader vowing a long war ahead. good morning, everybody. we've got it all covered for you. what a way to start a weefnlgt i'm bill hemmer, welcome to "america's newsroom". good morning to you martha. martha: good morning, bill. i am martha maccallum. an international air assault, all but crippling libya's air defenses, that according to the u.s. military. listen to this: >> there has been no new air activity by the regime and we have de tented no radar emissions from the defense sites targeted and there has been a significant decrease in the use of all libyan air surveillance radar which is most of those appear to be limited now only to the areas around tripoli and surt. we are not ruling out strikes against valid targets when and if the need arises. martha: there you have it, u.s., british and french planes blastin
FOX News
Mar 14, 2011 9:00am EDT
%. bill: the mounting nuclear concerns forcing the u.s. military to reposition some ships and aircraft away from the east coast of japan. the u.s.s. ronald reagan now pulling back from the fukushima plant after low levels of radioactivity were found in the air. 17 air crew members who returned from a relief mission were said to have been exposed to low levels of radioactive activity. they were treated but they have not had any reaction. >> reporter: following the disaster in japan some say it's still a viable and vital source of energy in the u.s., but connecticut senator joe lieberman says it's time to put a brake on nuclear power. >> put the brakes on it until we understand the ramifications of what's happened in japan. we have 104 nuclear power plants in america now. 23 of them are built according to designs that are similar to the nuclear power plants in japan that are now the focus of our concern. >> reporter: senator lieberman says he still supports the development of nuclear power, but the u.s. should take another look at its domestic policy. bill: the facts on the fukushima nuc
FOX News
Mar 2, 2011 9:00am EST
are willing to die for him, says the u.s. will face a bloody war if they intervene. bill: jonathan hunt, live at the libyan-tunisian border, hello there. >> reporter: good morning to you. colonel gadhafi appears to be as defiant as ever this morning. in a speech to his people, marking the 34th anniversary of the peoples' congress and in front of what appears to be a hand-picked audience, he said that he and his supporters will, quote, fight to the last man and to the last woman. he railed against intervention, warning the united states and others not to troy to intervene in the situation in libya. he says he and his people -- [inaudible] >> [broken speech] >> he is building -- he is fire up supporters by implying this is all an international plot to oust him. meanwhile he says al-qaeda is prompting some of the violence against him. >> [inaudible] >> -- united states and al-qaeda combined, but this is the reality world in which colonel gadhafi appears to live right now. there is also violence in several cities right now. the pro ga-- >> [broken speech] >> here on the border we still have a gro
FOX News
Mar 23, 2011 9:00am EDT
-country, 5-day tour, meant to establish u.s. ties and to reconfirm and build some of those ties, so he takes a lot of criticism for this trip as you well know having watched the coverage over the last several days as the attack on libya was ramping up. bill: in the meantime president obama suggesting libyan people are ready to move on without qaddafi from an interview late last night. >> we believe it's not a matter of military might, but instead an idea that comes to the libyan people that it's time for a change that ends up ultimately sweeping qaddafi out of power. bill: that may be the case in the end. so far though that's not happened. new videotape you can watch from tripoli, the libyan capitol, this as car daie appearing -- this is qaddafi appearing last night in front of a crowd, it looks like several thousand people in a field, at the same palace that was bombed two days ago by these tomahawk cruise missiles launched by the british into that palace. want to bring in this map now and show you the theater of operations throughout the entire mediterranean and europe. there are so
FOX News
Mar 24, 2011 9:00am EDT
site and take our non-scientific "you decide" poll. should the u.s. go after moammar qaddafi? 14% of you have say yes. you can still weigh in. bill: we have a fox news alert. police on the scene at the airport. a suspicious package located near one of the baggage carousels. not quite sure what's in it if anything. police say they do not think it's related to what we saw last night. did you see this ranging fire last night? look at these pictures. this is at the airport in miami. the fire breaking out in the area where the fuel is kept. it was not near a runway or terminal. this morning there could be flight delays because the airport is running at 40% fuel capacity. look at the night skylight up in miami. we are giving you a live report at the airport to find out what happened at the fire and also what's going on with this suspicious package. >> tense moments in the sky as two passenger flights are forced to land without help from anyone in the airport control tower. it happened at reagan national airport just across the river from our nation's capitol. take a listen as the contr
FOX News
Mar 11, 2011 9:00am EST
earthquakes the world has ever seen. 8.9 quake hting japan overnight. the waves now barreling towards the u.s. pictures we are seeing out of japan are unimaginable. it's wave after wave literally swallowing up cars, boats and homes. some terrifying moments in an airport outside of tokyo when the quake hit. watch this video. now there is one report. you find the capital city of tokyo. that report that confirmed. but an earthquake of horrific proportions causing buildings to shake and the tsunami that followed. seldom have we seen images like this. welcome to "america's newsroom." martha: this quake struck just after 3:00 p.m. local time in japan while most of us were sleeping. this was the scene. unbelievably powerful waves crashing ashore causing wired spread destruction. there are massive fires being dealt with and a nuclear emergency. we have more details on that. bill: there was so much to watch and do have, we'll do our best it, the 7th largest earthquake ever record. it's the largest to hit japan. evacuations underway in several coastal towns. trace gallagher joins us with more on that.
FOX News
Mar 28, 2011 9:00am EDT
: secretary of defense robert gates from over the weekend saying libya is not an imminent threat to the u.s. but the director saying the u.s. clearly has an interest there. is that good enough? chuck nash, sir, good morning to you. there was a lot said over the weekend, some view it as conflicts statements, others say no, this gives us greater clarification. take robert gates. what do you make of his comment? >> i think he was spot on. this is not in critical national interest for the united states, however, we do have interests in the region with tunisia on one side and ejit on the other side. bill: hillary clinton said something i thought was a little more -- i thought it was revealing. she said there was no perfect option and i think everybody that looks at this, yeah, that's right, hopefully that's why you took military action. hopefully we'll have a clarification continue. -- tonight. are they split or on the same side? >> i think there was u animinity before this was launched and secretary of state clinton said something else on another network. after isn't gates said no, it's not in
FOX News
Mar 3, 2011 9:00am EST
now in the murder of two u.s. air men, the gunman confessing to targeting the u.s. military, saying he acted alone, opening fire inside of a u.s. military bust in germany. good morning, everybody the we're sorting through all this again today. i'm bill hemmer. welcome to "america's newsroom" and welcome to arthel neville, nice to see you today. arthel: nice to see you as well, in for martha maccallum. a 20-year-old ethnic albainan from kosovo, we're told he was radicalized over the past few weeks. bill: reportedly yelling "god is great" in arabic before starting with the gun fire. >> reporter: we don't have the identities of the air men killed or wounded, one said to be in critical condition at a hospital in frankfurt right now. it's really difficult to believe that this man, this shooter, who has confessed to killing the two air men was radicalized in the last few weeks, but that is what germany's interior minister is saying. family members who have been interviewed about the suspect, arid uka, say he was a tkwout muslim but that the whole family was extremely proamerican. they live i
FOX News
Mar 22, 2011 9:00am EDT
videotape into our newsroom as the u.s. fighter jet crash lands after experiencing mechanical problems. that's an f15, we're told the crew is safe, they have been rescued. that's one story. now this from a few hours ago: >> [blasts] >> bill: that is the shape of war in benghazi, the second largest city in libya, the bloodshed continues as pro qaddafi forces advance attacks on rebels. but where are we now? day three quickly moving to day four. welcome, i'm bill hemmer, welcome to "america's newsroom", good morning martha. martha: good morning, bill, good morning, everybody. i'm martha maccallum. as you can see there's a lot going on in libya this morning, forces loyal to mommar qaddafi, allied forces in the blitz, a big relief for the rebels. >> we don't want to kill. we want the united states and other countries in united states or europe, we fight them all day. the european people, they come here in this country to fight us for oil. bill: so many questions today, including who are the rebels among the many. all this as the u.s. and u.n. considers expanding that no fly zone. rick leventhal i
FOX News
Mar 29, 2011 9:00am EDT
, this the morning after president obama said it would happen. watch this attack from the u.s.-led operation in the mediterranean. meanwhile, on the ground, where that tomahawk cruise missile is headed, reports from the desert that qaddafi soldiers are attacking rebel fighters with a hella machine gun and rocket fire. the lead libyan brigade, led by one of qaddafi's sons, pushing rebels away from the home town of sirte and sirte is where the battle will be joined. good morning, everybody. a lot of developments from oophnight and the morning here. welcome, i'm bill hemmer here in "america's newsroom". how you doing martha? martha: very busy. goodgood morning, bill, good morning, everybody. i'm martha maccallum. these attacks come as pentagon officials tell fox news that they are closely watching a qaddafi facility that could be storing materials to make chemical weapons and although troops are standing their ground today, there are signs that qaddafi's inner circle may be starting to crack. bill: want to go live to rick leventhal, live from ras lanuf. rick, hello. >> we're running an active c
FOX News
Mar 15, 2011 9:00am EDT
, the vapors could be dispersed by the time they make it into the u.s. alisyn: maria, thanks for the update at this hour. bill: from gentleman paint's putting the focus on nuclear energy. san onofre south of l.a. is saying in the event of a quake they have the necessary safeguards. >> our ability to shut it down and maintain it safely. we are not intending to operate the plan during an emergency, but you want to shut it down and protect the public. we can do that. bill: that plant sits on the edge of the ocean. experts say that ocean water is key to the operation of the plant. they pump ocean water into that reactor which has been the backup plan all along. that helps keep the reactor on the inside cool. >> very quickly the wind starts to mix with the release and it becomes dispersed. if it's blowing out to the ocean the risk is immediately diminished. but even if it's being over populated areas very quickly i would see no risk alove the safe level. bill: he says the plant can with stand an earthquake with a magnitude of 7.0 and it's protected by a 25-foot tsunami wall. all critical element
FOX News
Mar 31, 2011 9:00am EDT
the transition from u.s. command has been seemless, but there are still serious questions about the u.s. involvement moving forward, what to do about the rebels, of course, reports of the cia, on the ground. this as lawmakers remain divided over our role there. >> they are clearly in violation of the act that sets three and only three conditions under which the president can commit armed forces. one them is declaration war, authorization of congress, there's been none and three is a national emergency caused by an attack on united states territories, possessions or armed forces. there has been none. so this is clearly illegal. martha: there has been so much discussion over getting approval from congress for what is going on on the ground in libya, and right now we are watching some unfolding testimony in front of the house armed services committee, secretary of defense robert gates, and also we want to play for you a comment moments ago from the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, admiral mike mullen. let's listen to what he had to say: >> we have continued to strike at qaddafi's mil
FOX News
Mar 16, 2011 9:00am EDT
from the u.s. and europe. i think they are not telling the japanese people the entire story. there are people i have spoke on that say yes, everything is fine, when clearly a lot more concern is warranted. bill: thank you. so many reporters have been back to tokyo and outside of that area we talked about that was evacuated for the japanese people. there are 450,000 japanese in shelters. this is the third most modern country in the world, the third most powerful economy. they are being patient and you wonder how long that patience can hold out. alisyn: japanese officials say the levels of radioactivity at the plant have decreased. but testing is underway for people who live near the facility. men dressed in contamination suits scanning men, women, children and even dogs. many scans require you to put your clothes in a secured pass like bags. removing those items removes 90% of the contamination. bill: the u.s. military wiped off some of that radiation with soap and water. president obama weighing in on this. in an interview we talked about the biggest concern saying this. the
FOX News
Mar 25, 2011 9:46am EDT
is you are not entirely convinced u.s. forces will be on the ground in libya. as you answer that question, this was apparently one of the president's first demands. no american boots on the sands in libya. why could you think that could change? >> i think they can get into a stalemate. the only way they will be able to win is to put in, quote, a stablization force. because i think the tribes in tripoli versus the tribes in benghazi, the fact is, they could go to a stalemate and we are looking like we did in april, may, june of 2003 in iraq. you have those dissident forces. those tribes that do not wants to be ruled by the tribes coming from benghazi that you will have a counter insurgency. and we have seen that movie before. bill: your points is the rebels would not be able to hold on to a win. >> right. using the logic of our intervention in libya should we not be in syria, bahrain, north korea, iran, or yemen? a lot of countries. why libya, general? >> that's the question that befuddles me. i believe it's this responsibility to protect strategy that samantha powers conceived and has bee
FOX News
Mar 8, 2011 9:00am EST
report out of st. louis, a live look as police confirm three u.s. marshals have been shot, trying to make an arrest, one hour ago, three of the officers now being treated at local hospitals. we do not know the extent of the injuries, police saying a suspect also shot, holed up and a s.w.a.t. team is on the scene. we are live there and more details in st. louis in a matter of moments in "america's newsroom". >>> in the meantime here's a story affecting every american, new reaction now to a stunning admission on capitol hill, the obama administration apparently admitting it's double-counting savings under the new health care law. here's the exchange from kathleen sebelius and congressman john shimkus. >> it has 12 years in the medicare trust fund according to the actuary and the $5 billion represents the slowdown in the rate of health care from what was projected to 8 percent. >> i'm sorry, is it medicare, is it using it to save medicare or using it to fund health care reform? which one? >> both. >> i yield back my time. bill: did you study accounting? >> martha: no, sir! bill: i have a cal
FOX News
Mar 30, 2011 9:00am EDT
's forces driving the opposition fighters back from their earlier gains and now the u.s. and its allies still not ruling out the possibility of arming the rebels. where are we now? good morning, everybody, welcome here, i'm bill hemmer live in "america's newsroom". how you doing martha? martha: doing well, bill, good to see you, folks. there's a lot going on. i'm martha maccallum. as you can see, there's heavy fire in the town of ras lanuf, a town the rebels thought they had taken back, now they fight a wave of nato air strikes, forces loyal to qaddafi once again back on the advance and putting the rebels in a very tough situation, pinned down by huge rockets, qaddafi's mob said to be closing in once again. bill: rec leventhal, leading our coverage, he has moved to the east of ras lanuf and what that is happened in this battle, rick? >> reporter: good morning, bill and martha. we just lost power in adjabiya, this town fell to qaddafi troops, regained by the rebels and could be taken over once again by qaddafi's troops. they have been striking rebel positions west of us in the town of ra
FOX News
Mar 7, 2011 9:00am EST
about this for a moment, a u.s. von volcano blowing its top, shooting lava up for 80 feet in the air. the eruptions, coming up. bill: the story that won't go away, right? the republicans say the decifit, $14 trillion growing is ratcheted up by three things and they say president obama does not seem to be serious about tackling any of them. we'll debate that fair and balanced. martha: take a look at the outrage on the streets of new york over a capitol hill that's not gotten underway yet but will in just days. listen to this: >> i have no choice, i'm going ahead with the hearings and they can yell in times square and get all the celebrities out they want to talk, i'm not going to stop, i'm not going to give into political correctness, i'm going ahead. martha: a deadly crash in eastern pennsylvania killing one person and injuring several others, the buses were returning from the new york city area when it apparently slammed into one of two disabled cars on an interstate highway late last night during a terrible ice storm in that area. the impact drove the disabled car into a 41-year-ol
FOX News
Mar 1, 2011 9:00am EST
for -- working for the u.s. government essentially, then the private side, those workers, it was incumbent upon them, what they asked for, they didn't want to ask for so much they were going to break the company they worked for because they'd be out of luck and out of a job, but the public side doesn't have that same kind of relationship. >> no. the relationship between the public sector worker union is with a politician on the other side of the negotiating fence. in the private sector, it's a private sector union person negotiating with a corporate boss for wages and benefits and pensions, and the two are very different. the corporation must rely on profits, the politician relies on the taxpayer and tax revenue. a very different kettle of fish, with very different outcomes as we can see today. martha: that's a tricky marriage, so to speak, as we watch this all unfold. stuart varney from the fox business network and varney & co. bill: back to this weather, flooding and tornadoes leaving a path of destruction in the midwest, we watched this live during our program yesterday. this is flooding in
FOX News
Mar 4, 2011 9:00am EST
the democratic senator sherrod brown on the floor of the u.s. senate, he said this: >> as a nation, you know, i look back at history, and some of the worst governments we've ever had, do you know one of the first things they did? they went after trade unions, hitler didn't want union, stalin didn't want union, i'm not comparing to the workers in madison or in columbus to hitler and stalin but i am saying that history teaches us that unions are a very positive force in society that creates a middle class and protects our freedom. bill: what about it, what was he saying, what did he mean? john fund, columnist for the "wall street journal," how you doing? good morning. when in doubt, you pull out the stalin-hitler card? what's up with that? >> well, any time someone mentions hitler in argument they've probably already lost it because that's just so over the top. look, i think unions are a positive force to american life but they're also an extremely powerful force. you know, the top 20 donors in politics last year in the election, top 20, ten were unions, only four were corporations. bill: wow! i
FOX News
Mar 9, 2011 9:00am EST
advocacy group will take to the streets of the u.s. capitol dark the council on american islamic phrelgss, you probably know them as care, long with dozens of other civil rights groups are challenging the muslim radicalization hearings that are going to get underway in the capitol tomorrow yesterday during our show care's spokesperson blasted the organizer of these hearings, house homeland security committee chairman peter king listen to what he said: >> congressman king has a history of making antimuslim remarks such as there are too many mosques in america, he's also in early january replied that muslims are not american when it comes to pushing back against violent extremism, then he goes on in what he does and puts out a bunch of false allegations he says # on, 85 percent of muslim american leadtium -- leadership are extremists and not cooperating with law enforcement martha: peter king, getting ready for the hearings tomorrow, joins me to respond good morning congressman >> good morning, how are you? >> martha: doing fine, thank you what about those comments? did you say that 85 perc
FOX News
Mar 10, 2011 9:00am EST
states. for a long time many in the u.s. thought we were immune to this threat. that was false hope and false comfort. this threat is real, and it is serious. he went on to say al qaeda does this with the express purpose of trying to convince muslim americans to reject their country and attack their fellow americans, end of quote. i should also add my own personal conversations with him prior to the speech, he told me to go forward with the hearing and the administration welcomes congressional involvement. similarly in late december attorney general holder said the growing number of young americans being radicalized keeps him awake at night. two weeks before that. the attorney general defended the fire's sting operation against a tear jr. attack during a christmas tree lighting in portland. the attorney general said he made no apologies for this operation. quote, said the attorney general, those who characterize the fbi's activities as entrapment simply don't have their facts straight. secretary napolitano said the threat level today is as high as it has been since september 11 beca
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